Dragon Debut and Krewe Social at Wrong Iron Tuesday

Meet our new krewe member, Dragon 2.0 Tuesday Nov. 15

Join us for the krewe social 6-8 p.m. at Wrong Iron beer garden (3532 Toulouse St., map). We’ll enjoy our usual beers in Wrong Iron then move out at 6:30 to the parking lot where the new giant dragon puppet will be walking around and stretching his wings. Note: children are welcome to check out the dragon in the parking lot, but you have to be 21 to go into Wrong Iron.

Dragon Name Nominations, Voting and Gender Reveal

  • Suggest names HERE anytime until 2 p.m. Tuesday!

  • Voting will be open HERE only between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tuesday

  • Results announced at the social around 7 p.m. Tuesday.

NEW! Sign up here to receive krewe text messages

We’re getting an opt-in text messaging system. Sign up here to start receiving short text messages announcing upcoming events like this one. This is a commercial text message system. You’ll be able to reply to us, but you won’t get texts from anyone else on the list.  Of course, we’ll never give your contact information to anyone else or use your number for any other reason, and you can unsubscribe from the texts at any time. We’re adding this as an option because krewe members have said they would like to get text updates.

Why do we have a dragon anyway?

Joan heard God’s voice through three saint personas: St. Michael the Archangel, God’s warrior, and two virgin martyrs, St. Catherine of Alexandria and St. Margaret of Antioch.   Each of these saints is depicted in the “Voices of Joan” battalion of our parade with a 12-foot tall prop: St. Michael’s cloud and beams of light, St. Catherine’s wheel, and the dragon that failed to eat St. Margaret. St. Margaret, imprisoned for refusing a powerful man’s advances, was sentenced to be eaten by a dragon. The dragon ate Margaret’s cross, which irritated his stomach, killing the dragon and saving Margaret so that she could be martyred more humanely. Margaret’s story dates from around 300 A.D. Today, the Roman Catholic church regards her as apocryphal, but Saint Margaret was a very popular saint in Joan’s time. In ancient art and storytelling, the dragon was a personification of the devil, and depictions of St. Michael also frequently include the defeated beast at his feet.